childbirth

[chahyld-burth]

noun

an act or instance of bringing forth a child; parturition: a difficult childbirth.

Origin of childbirth

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at child, birth
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British Dictionary definitions for childbirth

childbirth

noun

the act of giving birth to a childRelated adjective: obstetric
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Word Origin and History for childbirth
n.

also child-birth, mid-15c., from child + birth (n.).

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Medicine definitions for childbirth

childbirth

[chīldbûrth′]

n.

Parturition.
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